Day 1: Race Eve

Pile of goodies for the morning. Inhaler, Aleve (!), Cliff gel shots, bib and timing chip, iPod, map, water belt, foam roller, and of course, the scotch is holding down the fort for later.

My prep for the race tomorrow has been decidedly domestic, just like I like it on a Friday night. I did the carbo load (I scarfed probably about 1/3 of a pound of pasta with kuri squash, spinach, garlic, red chile flakes, olive oil, parm and a squeeze of lemon at the end, try it, it is delicious) and drank a ton of water with some electrolytes tablets too. I got all the laundry going, fed and loved on the dogs and then started cleaning, since I won’t have time tomorrow and Sunday is reserved for total rest. I only need to do the bathroom and the kitchen floor, and call me crazy, but I am going to deal with it tomorrow. I am pooped, which I am hoping translates to sleep. Or at least some.

I received several really great cheerleader emails and txts and phone calls and I am pysched! The weather will be cold, but I will not feel it. Kind of like how I hope I don’t feel my knee.

Thank you family and friends, you are the tailwind. Updates tomorrow.

Click “Comments” below to see comments from original FB posts.


One thought on “Day 1: Race Eve

  1. Nancy-

    good luck, kitten!
    December 4, 2009 at 11:54pm


    can’t wait to hear how it goes! good luck!!
    December 5, 2009 at 12:38am


    GOOOOOOOD LUCK! I’ll be thinking of you in the morning!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxxo
    December 5, 2009 at 2:53am


    Good luck!!!
    December 5, 2009 at 5:22am


    Good Luck!!!!
    December 5, 2009 at 6:47am


    Good Luck Justine, you must feel the presence of all your friends running with you! We are all behind you.
    December 5, 2009 at 6:56am


    super proud of you roomie..we are running 6 x 400’s today at Crossfit ( with some stuff in between) with each round I’ll be thinking of you to inspire me to do more than I think I enjoyed following your journey!
    December 5, 2009 at 7:29am


    You go girl, we will be at THE FINISH!!
    December 5, 2009 at 9:07am


    You will do great, you have the legs of a born athlete and the will of determination. kick some ASS… good luck!!
    December 5, 2009 at 9:50am


    Can’t wait to see you tonight and shower you with adoration! Run Justine Run!
    December 5, 2009 at 9:55am


    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!! proper notes of gratitude to come, right now I must hydrate and warm up. I’m freeeezing. xoxoxo
    December 5, 2009 at 1:10pm


    just saw this. am i too late? have you already run? if not, GOOD LUCK, sister!!
    December 5, 2009 at 2:16pm


    Congrats on the race, the 30 days of posts and everything in between!
    December 6, 2009 at 8:22am

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